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Carson Crosses Canada

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, travel

From the author of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur comes a funny and sweet cross-country roadtrip adventure with a sassy septuagenarian and her quirky canine.

Feisty Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, live in British Columbia, Canada, and they're setting out to visit her sister, Elsie, in Newfoundland. In their little rattlebang car, packed with C …

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Going for a Sea Bath

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle, translated by Erin Woods
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, marine life, parents, daily activities

The silliest father-daughter seaside bath time book is now a quality board book with tactile elements.

Leanne's bath time is TOO boring. Luckily, her father has some excellent, terrific, and spectacular ideas to make it more interesting. He runs down to the sea and brings back one turtle. Then two eels. Then three clown fish. Soon Leanne’s bath ti …

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The Land Puffin

by Lori Doody
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: birds, humorous stories

An east coast yarn about a parrot who wants the rugged life of a puffin...or does he?

Pete was an unusual parrot.
He wanted to be a puffin.
So he decided to leave town, and head for the coast.

When Pete the parrot looks back on his seafaring family history—including his grandmother, Polly Pirate, and his grandfather, Paul Privateer—he decide …

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Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z

A Nutty Alphabet Book

by Nancy Rose
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: squirrels, mysteries & detective stories, alphabet

With its nutty conceit, retro aesthetic (these sets could be from the ’50s), and delicious sense of language, Oakley the Squirrel: The Search for Z is an alphabet book like no other. In it, we meet Little Oakley as he embarks on a quest to find the letter Z. He searches through an alphabet of human objects—looks beneath the Bed, claws through t …

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Wildflower

by Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mythical

A stunning, modern reimagining of Thumbelina with an environmental message from the author/illustrator of The Book of Selkie and She Dreams of Sable Island.

You cannot own a wildflower.

An old woman's wish for a child is granted in the form of a thumb-sized girl born inside a flower. Though the child brings the woman much joy, Wildflower cannot be p …

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We All Play

illustrated by Julie Flett
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: baby animals, native american, imagination & play, friendship

From Julie Flett, the beloved author and illustrator of Birdsong, comes a joyous new book about playtime for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7, perfect for fans of But First, We Nap. 

Animals and kids love to play! This wonderful bookcelebrates diversity and the interconnectedness of nature through an Indigenous perspective, complete with a glo …

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This Is Ruby

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Alea Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, girls & women

Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things …

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Show Us Where You Live, Humpback

by Beryl Young, illustrated by Sakika Kikuchi
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: marine life, environment, imagination & play

This evocative picture book celebrates a child’s connection and kinship with whales

Swimming, singing, and blowing bubbles—children and baby whales love many of the same things! This lyrical picture book compares the parent-child relationship with the bond between a mother humpback whale and her calf, showing how their underwater lives are tou …

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My First Dinosaur Field Guide

Dinosaur Coloring Book Field Guide with Fun Fact and Find-a-Word Activities

by J.J. Johnson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures

Dinosaur Coloring Book Field Guide with Fun Facts and Find-a-Word Activities My First Dinosaur Field Guide is a field guidebook for kids that introduces dinosaurs, fossils, and archeological experiments.
Discover a dinosaur on every page. Join Dino Dana as she builds friendships with a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, and a Triceratops. Fans of …

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Raymond the Buffalo

by Lou Beauchesne, illustrated by Kate Chappell
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: friendship, mammals

Raymond is a brave, strong and hairy buffalo. Gilbert is a quiet, growing and not-at-all hairy boy. Raymond is the hero of Gilbert's favorite book, and Gilbert brings his favorite book everywhere. When an unfortunate incident separates the two, Raymond finds himself in a very unusual situation—outside of his book and loose in the local library! T …

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